Head Instructor Breck Still is a certified Gracie Barra black belt under multiple time world champion Samuel Braga. After many years of training and competing at over 60 events he decided to become an instuctor/gym owner himself thus the beginning of Leviathan Academy.

There is no striking offered at Leviathan Academy at this time, Breck is also a black belt in Shotokan Karate and was a PAN American and World Cup champion in kumite.

He has also trained Muay Thai, Judo, and was an accomplished wrestler from Bradley Central High School being part of 2 state championship teams and placing 3rd his junior year and 2nd his senior year.

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Professor Samuel Braga

Samuel Braga, originally from Bela Horizonte, received his black belt from Professor Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes in only 5 years. After winning multiple world championships coming up through the ranks he continued his winning ways after entering the black belt division. He made a life changing decision to move to the United States and started Gracie Barra Knoxville, TN.

He is still winning Pan American and World Championships every year and continues to change lives and spread Jiu-Jitsu through out the world.